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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Nuapada: Amid the second wave Covid-19 scare in Odisha, Sinapali Gram Panchayat in the district has been declared micro Containment Zone for four days on Wednesday.

The development happened following steady spike in the number of positive cases in the area bordering Chhattisgarh.

The movement of people within the Containment Zone or to and from the Containment Zone has been strictly prohibited, read the notification issued by Nuapada District Administration.

All the inhabitants of the containments zones will stay indoors and violation will invite strict penal action. All types of institutions and establishments in the containment zones will also remain closed.

All the shops, commercial establishments, offices, institutions and movement of individuals shall remain closed/ prohibited between 10 PM and 5 AM, except for essential activities in the area.

“Keeping in view of the daily spike in the number of positive cases, Sinapali  Gram Panchayat has been declared micro Containment Zone. It was necessary to break the chain,” said Nuapada Collector Swadha Dev Singh.

“The number of Covid-19 patients in Sinapali Health Centre has been increased. Limited number of patients will be admitted in the hospital for some days unless and until there is some emergency,” said Singh.

Earlier this month, the Kalahandi district administration had declared a village as micro containment zone while the Jharsuguda district administration had declared 12 places as micro containment zones.

(Edited by Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)

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